The Second Wedding

The second wedding:
How to make a big impression your second time around

When you find love a second (or third) time, you want to celebrate it, and celebrate it right. And while the your first trip down the aisle may have included all the traditional elements, you certainly don’t need to feel confined by them this time. In fact, your second wedding is your chance to focus on what really matters – your love story.

Small, and special

This time around, it’s all about the party not the wedding. Often more simple and focused on what truly matters to the couple, you have the chance to take a step back, and create a celebration that’s more meaningful. From a small and tight-knit group of friends and family to smaller, and more intimate venue, perhaps even a backyard or garden wedding, your choices with a second wedding can be full of meaning (and often a little less stress!).  

Make it matter

Nowadays, the couple often pays for a second wedding on their own since they are typically older and more established in life. As a result, some of the wedding extras are often more modest, including wedding showers.  The good news is there are still plenty of ways to connect with your girlfriends for some RnR or quality time.  Go for a group hike, to a concert, or wine tasting. Anything that still showers the bride in love and excitement!

It’s all about the food

A second trip down the aisle also focuses more on the food and the bar and less on the decor. This gives Calgary caterers like Devour the chance to really celebrate the couples and create memorable experiences. While it’s a serious time, there are plenty of opportunities to keep things fun, especially if there are kids involved. From taco stands and build your own poutine to candy stations, casual and modern themes can create a fresh and youthful event, no matter how old the bride and groom are.

Whether it's a theme inspired by your honeymoon destination, a setlist with only your favourite songs, or a small guest list with only the closest of friends, your wedding celebration should be all about the two of you!